Referendum for Indigenous seat on AMS Council up for vote in upcoming AMS Elections – Ubyssey Online

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202024 Views

Feb. 12, 2020

This year’s AMS elections referendum will include a question to add an Indigenous seat to council.

AMS Council unanimously approved the referendum question on February 12, but this won’t be the first time the AMS has run a referendum on this proposed change. In 2005, the AMS ran a referendum, but it failed to meet quorum. At the time, they needed to meet a three-fourths majority to pass, rather than the two-thirds majority required today.

This new proposal has been an effort between the Indigenous committee and the AMS to develop representation that matches what Indigenous students want within student government.

AMS President Chris Hakim presented the bylaw change to Council a week ago on February 5.

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